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There are 12 ways to get from Southampton to Basel by train, car, car train, bus, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB Tgv

$206 - $404

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Bus RegioJet  •  19h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel, Basel central station

$51 - $76

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Train via Mulhouse Ville  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Mulhouse Ville Ic

$180 - $402

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  10h 38m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$393 - $491

Bus via Paris Gallieni  •  23h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Basel

$113 - $162

Drive, car ferry  •  10h

  1. Drive from Southampton to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Basel

$152 - $232

Fly Southampton to Basel  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Basel (BSL) SOU - BSL

$60 - $320

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Basel  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Basel (BSL) LHR - BSL

$107 - $319

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Basel  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Basel (BSL) LGW - BSL

$72 - $315

Train to London City, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$141 - $447

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Zurich  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Zurich (ZRH) LHR - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$154 - $394

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Zurich (ZRH) LGW - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$124 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Basel is to bus which costs £35 - £60 and takes 19h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Basel is to train and fly which costs £55 - £250 and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Basel station. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Basel, Basel central station via London, Victoria Green Line Station, Luxembourg, Gare Centrale and Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 57m.

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The distance between Southampton and Basel is 469 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Basel without a car is to train which takes 8h 47m and costs £150 - £310.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from Southampton to Basel, including transfers.

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Southampton to Basel bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Basel is to train which takes 8h 47m and costs £150 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £60 and takes 19h 57m, you could also fly, which costs £45 - £250 and takes 5h 53m.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Southampton to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Basel.
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  • Distance: 468.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 47m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Basel, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Southampton to Basel via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 8h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Basel via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Victoria Green Line Station, Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière, Luxembourg, Gare Centrale, Hollerich, P+R Bouillon, and Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon in around 19h 57m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $3,800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southampton to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Southampton to Basel via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Southampton to Basel via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $150
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Basel
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ferry operators

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Basel is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 11:26 PM in Southampton and 12:26 AM in Basel.

Ryanair, KLM, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Southampton Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 522+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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